DAILY INCIDENTS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2008

Death Investigation at 8 Malta Street in MattapanThis morning around 12:22AM, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to 8 Malta Street in Mattapan for a person shot. On arrival, officers located a 29 year-old male victim suffering from several gunshot wounds lying on the sidewalk in front of 8 Malta Street. EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Boston Medical center with life threatening injuries. Once at the hospital, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced. Boston Police Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and appeal to any and all individuals who may have information relating to this incident to contact them at (617) 343-4470. Individuals who wish to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). Death Investigation at 416 Talbot Street in Dorchester At approximately 1:44AM today, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to 416 Talbot Street for a person shot. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound inside the residence. The victim was immediately transported to Boston Medical Center suffering with life threatening injuries. The suspect was pronounced as a result of the injuries suffered. The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances of this incident and urge members of the public who have information to contact at (617) 343-4470. Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). Shooting Incident at Bremen and Prescott Streets in East Boston Around 2:10AM this morning, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to the intersection of Prescott and Bremen Streets after hearing what sounded like the sound of gunshots. On arrival at the above intersection, officers heard people screaming and then located two individuals suffering from gunshot wounds and a third victim with cuts to the face from glass. Officers requested EMS to their location to attend to the victims. The three victims were transported Massachusetts General Hospital, one with life threatening injuries and two others with non-life threatening injuries. Based on preliminary investigation, officers received information about the suspect responsible for the shooting who is known to one of the victims, along with his direction of flight. A description of the suspect along with his car was broadcast and a short while later officers located the suspect’s motor vehicle traveling on Chelsea Street. The car was successfully stopped and the suspect, Holvin G. Cruz, 32, of Lynn was arrested and charged with multiple counts of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault with Intent to Murder after being positively identified by a witness.